Bámidélé Upfront

Ekiti Clientelist Jiu-jitsu: Engaging the Needy and the Greedy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately for all of us, each vote costs a lot more! Individually, in our communities, we must engage the needy and the greedy among us; that the real value of every vote is our future, the future of our families, our communities and ultimate our country. This trend must be…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Why PDP’s Loss In Ekiti Is Bad News For the APC and Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of the APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi had won the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, APC spin-doctors went into overdrive. Lai Mohammed, well-loved by all and sundry…
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Columns

In Ekiti, Stomach Infrastructure Has Changed Hands, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...just as both men traded places at the two ends of victory, after the 2014 and 2018 elections, stomach infrastructure has only just changed In the end, the people are the biggest losers — because no one can in all conscience expect a government enthroned by stomach infrastructure to then…
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Columns

Imports, International Trade, and David Ricardo, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Extrapolate this Ricardian insight to industries and economies, and it is obvious that neither trade nor imports are the problems with underperforming economies. At the margins, arguments may be made for identifying and supporting champions in an economy, and then protecting these from competitors. Listening to the chatter on social…
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Opinion

On the Intellectual ‘Clarity’ of the Nigerian Masses, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

It is this intellectual weakness of the Nigerian masses that the elites constantly exploit to their advantage. The elites make sure that they do not provide healthy living conditions that will allow the masses to have the intellectual clarity that enables them to ask the right questions during electioneering campaigns.…
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